Helen Haslup, volunteer and teacher


Helen May Haslup, a retired teacher and a longtime volunteer and community activist, died Monday at North Arundel Hospital after a blood vessel burst. She was 98 and lived in Linthicum Heights.

Three years ago, she was named to the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame for her volunteer and civic work. She had also received citations from the state, the Anne Arundel County Council and the Careers Center of Anne Arundel County.

Born in Baltimore, the former Helen May Ament graduated from Catonsville High School and what is now Towson State University. She also studied piano and organ at the Peabody Conservatory.

She taught in Baltimore County elementary schools from 1912 until 1916. She went back to work in 1940, teaching at schools in Anne Arundel County and Baltimore City. She retired in 1970.

Mrs. Haslup was a former president of the Linthicum Heights Elementary School Parent Teacher Association and had been historian of the Maryland Congress of Parents and Teachers. She was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons.

She was a charter member of Lakeland Presbyterian Church in 1913 and played the organ there until 1916. She was also organist at churches in Baltimore and Linthicum Heights and for the Arundel Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, a women's group.

Her husband, Charles Eugene Haslup, died in 1950.

Services were set for 10:30 a.m. today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S.W., Glen Burnie.

She is survived by a son, Charles A. Haslup; two daughters, Ruth Shirley Starsoneck and Helen Vivian Zold; and four grandchildren. All are of Linthicum Heights.

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